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Old 01-08-12, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by nile8866



My 1st EM, Corsa Extra. Completed and tested today.
Well done, love the chrome on that frame!
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Originally Posted by northbend
Wow what a nice brother you are!
I hope it fits!

If not, someone is gonna have a shot at a very, very nice Merckx.

Especially when I get her straightened away.

Simply too big for me.
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Originally Posted by kvnmuadib
maybe this will enlarge to a better view
What a gorgeous bicycle.

I'd love to own one of that vintage someday.

If you need help pm me your email address and I'll get you set up.

Piece of cake.
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hey gomango, cant pm yet so here it is kvnmuadib@aol.com ....yes your attachment resurrected my pic to full size...I am lucky to have gotten the merckx frame pretty reasonably, I guess the slight pitting on the fork and a little bit more chrome loss on one inner seat stay kept the bidding low..who knows? more than made up for the nice pearl white with a minimum of touch ups ...and to have a derosa from the same era is pretty lucky as well... major differences are the diamonte chainstays and a little more slender seat stays and the fork crown is a chrome semi sloping with derosa engraved vertuically at a slight angle if you have seen that variation though its not that common...I look forward to the pointers and thanks for the compliment
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Originally Posted by kvnmuadib
hey gomango, cant pm yet so here it is kvnmuadib@aol.com ....yes your attachment resurrected my pic to full size...I am lucky to have gotten the merckx frame pretty reasonably, I guess the slight pitting on the fork and a little bit more chrome loss on one inner seat stay kept the bidding low..who knows? more than made up for the nice pearl white with a minimum of touch ups ...and to have a derosa from the same era is pretty lucky as well... major differences are the diamonte chainstays and a little more slender seat stays and the fork crown is a chrome semi sloping with derosa engraved vertuically at a slight angle if you have seen that variation though its not that common...I look forward to the pointers and thanks for the compliment
I'll email you my phone number.

Easier to chat you through this one on the phone.

Should be quick and painless.
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i'd appreciate that....here's my similar year and sized derosa just for comparison
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Eddy Merckx 7/11 Team Road Bike All Dura Ace in Original Condition

Just got the Eddy Merckx 7/11 today. Alias it's not my size





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Old 02-06-12, 07:06 AM
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I'll start a thread when I get some proper photos.

My 1988 Merckx Corsa.

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Today I just goy a new bike. So, may I present my Merckx Leader 20th anniversary edition.

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Originally Posted by Fane Deraior
Today I just goy a new bike. So, may I present my Merckx Leader 20th anniversary edition.


Very nice bike. What kind of rims are those? Looks like it says Merckx!!
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Thanks. The rims are made by Ambrosio for Merckx. And I made a mistake in previous post. It is Merckx Leader 25th anniversary edition not 20th
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I've been waiting a long time to have the privilege to post in this thread. My new Project, plan to build up with full Campagnolo SR (just need the post and Brakes). 1988 or 1989?

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A Merckx is on my list, but wanted to congratulate all of you that have them! They are just beautiful bikes!

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Originally Posted by nile8866



My 1st EM, Corsa Extra. Completed and tested today.
Wow! I'm really diggin' this! Beautiful groupset with the DT shifters. Proper classic! The bartape is like a freshly drafted beer... Like the Buckler team used to have.
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I just picked this up this Merckx elite. I was looking for a grouppo to build a cannondale as a winter bike, and managed this bike instead. 2000-2002 (not sure), full ultegra with shimano rims (will be putting my HED ardennes cl on shortly, as well as a longer thomson stem. Does anyone have any info on these aluminum framed Merckx's. Took her for a spin today, smooth and nimble.....I like.


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Corsa, SL tubing around '92 I think. 8 speed Dura Ace drivetrain and not really finished, The wheels don't match. 600 front hub with Mavic blue tinted rim, 105 rear hub-Open pro. but it still looks pretty good, IMO. Rides great but now I want one of the REALLY nice Merckxs.



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Ok ill jump in here with my recently built up Century 653 . Not the greatest picture and the crank arms have since been changed out to records. Pretty happy with how it turned out.


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Originally Posted by tmh657
Corsa, SL tubing around '92 I think. 8 speed Dura Ace drivetrain and not really finished, The wheels don't match. 600 front hub with Mavic blue tinted rim, 105 rear hub-Open pro. but it still looks pretty good, IMO. Rides great but now I want one of the REALLY nice Merckxs.




That is one of the really nice Merckx's. SWEET
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Old 10-01-12, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by longbeachgary
That is one of the really nice Merckx's. SWEET
Yep, pretty as a picture.

Wish the Corsa I have here fit me better.

Bought it for my brother, but it was too small for him.

A little too large for me.

Oh well.

Sad part is, I really enjoy riding Corsas.

Great for all day rides.
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1988 Extra Corsa 61cm





Posted this one yesterday, however needs to be in this thread all built up.
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Horrible picture, but I picked this up a couple weeks back. (one rainy ride and the tire and tape got SOO dirty)



Already been through a couple iterations here's a link to an album of pictures taken during my time with it.
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85 Merckx Pro

Before (the paint was actually much worse than it appears in this pic):


After (it was super bright this morning so the pics are not that great):








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85 Merckx Pro

Before (the paint was actually much worse than it appears in this pic):


After (it was super bright this morning so the pics are not that great):








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Heh Jake!

Love it!

That black is just the ticket. Hard to make black look great in full sun, but you pulled it off.

Bet she rides great.

I'd love to try a 753 out sometime.

Is she a Corsa or?

Build specs when ready kind sir.
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Originally Posted by junkfoodjunkie
85 Merckx Pro

Before (the paint was actually much worse than it appears in this pic):


After (it was super bright this morning so the pics are not that great):








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Good for you rescuing a beautiful bike. Looks like they did a great job on the paint. Did they have to replace one of the cable guides on the top tube? Looks like only 2 in the before photo and three in the after.
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Originally Posted by longbeachgary
Good for you rescuing a beautiful bike. Looks like they did a great job on the paint. Did they have to replace one of the cable guides on the top tube? Looks like only 2 in the before photo and three in the after.
Good eye, it was indeed missing a cable guide. A local builder brazed a new one on and I did the paint myself.

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Heh Jake!

Love it!

That black is just the ticket. Hard to make black look great in full sun, but you pulled it off.

Bet she rides great.

I'd love to try a 753 out sometime.

Is she a Corsa or?

Build specs when ready kind sir.
Thanks Gomango!

From the Serial # it looks to be an 85 Professional.

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Handlebars- Easton EA50 stripped and Polished
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Front- Kinlin 200 laced to superlight 28h hub DT Revs 2 cross
Rear- Kinlin 270 lace to superlight 28 hub DT comp ds DT revs nds
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Took it for an 18 mile shakedown this morning and it rode great! I will put some real miles on it tomorrow or Wednesday for further review.

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